Last Updated: November 12, 2023, 13:03 IST
New York, United States of America (USA)
India was one of the 145 nations voting in favor of a UN resolution against Israel’s settlement activities in “the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan” on Saturday.
As many as seven countries, including Canada, Israel and US, voted against the resolution, while 18 abstained. The UN resolution was passed two days after its draft resolution was approved on Thursday.
“By a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States) with 18 abstentions, the Committee approved the draft resolution titled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan,” UN said in a statement.
“By its terms, the Assembly would condemn settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan and any activities involving the confiscation of land, the disruption of the livelihood of protected persons, the forced transfer of civilians and the annexation of land, whether de facto or through national legislation,” it added.
Last month, India had abstained from voting on a resolution in the United Nations proposed by Jordan that called for an immediate humanitarian truce amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.